Voting in Chino Valley
Vote-by-Mail or Polling Place / Vote Center
Starting in 2014, Town elections held in conjunction with a state and/or federal election must be polling place elections. Elections held at any other time will generally be by vote-by-mail balloting. For polling place elections, registered voters have the option to request an early ballot from Yavapai County Voter Registration, which provides the same benefits as a vote-by-mail election. To request an early ballot, contact Yavapai County Voter Registration at (928) 771-3250.
Sample Ballots Sample ballots for the Primary Election on August 28,
Early Ballots and Voting by Mail
Early ballots and voting by mail give voters a safe and convenient way to participate in elections while eliminating many of the difficulties that may arise on Election Day with getting to the polls. Voting by mail also gives voters the opportunity to spend more time considering the choices available to them and to feel comfortable with their choices.
Yavapai County now provides Vote Centers in lieu of polling places. This means that Yavapai County voters can vote anywhere in Yavapai County, not only in the town/city of their residency. Vote Centers are open from 6:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Election Day. Vote Centers located in Chino Valley are:
• Chino Valley United Methodist Church - 735 E. Road 1 South
• Chino Valley First Southern Baptist Church - 1524 N. State Route 89
Find Vote Centers outside Chino Valley
Assistance Marking Ballot
If you are unable to mark your ballot yourself, the law allows you to obtain assistance from a person of your choice. Ask a trusted relative or friend to help if you need assistance reading or marking your ballot.
Returning Early or Vote-by-Mail Ballots
Included with each ballot is a ballot affidavit envelope to be used for returning your ballot. You must sign the ballot affidavit envelope for your vote to count. The envelope containing the ballot must be placed in a Yavapai County drop box or hand delivered to Yavapai County Elections Department, 1015 Fair Street, Prescott, no later than 7:00 p.m. on Election Day; OR be placed in U.S. mail with enough time prior to Election Day to be received by Yavapai County Elections. A Yavapai County drop box is conveniently located in Chino Valley on the south side of the driveway to the Town Hall building, 202 N. State Route 89.
Voters may obtain a replacement ballot by contacting Yavapai County Voter Registration, (928) 771-3248.
Important Dates for Voters
|Primary 2018||General 2018|
|Request an early ballot from the County||May 30-Aug.17||Aug. 8-Oct. 26
|Last day to register to vote||July 30
|Sample ballots are available at Town Hall||July 27||October 5
|Early ballots will be mailed out||August 1
|Voter information pamphlet mailed to voting residences||N/A
|On-site early voting (County Vote Centers in Prescott & Cottonwood)||August 1-24
||Oct. 10-Nov. 2
|ELECTION DAY (Vote Centers are open county-wide)||August 28